Yesterday today and forever. A change from Law to Grace?

I found it funny when someone said to me that “God doesn’t change. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” Therefore God will never abolished his Law. To be more precise the Law of Moses.  The actual quote is this. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday today and forever. It comes from the book…

Before you call someone a “false prophet”….

Why do people quote things out of context? One of the verses people always quote is this. “Matthew 24: 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will…

Some thoughts on the rich man and Lazarus.

There are times when we forget the context of Bible verses. Here is one: Luke 16: 16 Until John the Baptist began to preach, the laws of Moses and the messages of the prophets were your guides. But John introduced the Good News that the Kingdom of God would come soon. And now eager multitudes are…

How can the law fade away when “Heaven and Earth” is still here?

Matthew 5:18New Living Translation (NLT)18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. There is a great deal of confusion when Christians refer to this verse. Some say that the law is around because heaven and earth are…

God wrote the finished work in your heart.

One of the most misunderstood teachings of the Christian church today is that God has written the Torah or the 10 commandments into our hearts. We point to Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts,  and I…

Rest Righteousness Forgiveness.

I had pleasant encounter with one of my former elder’s wife recently and I was delighted to see her. Although our encounter was brief the short fellowship was sweet. She did express her surprise whilst we have not conducted any Gospel rallies, my church has grown significantly both in quantity and quality. As a caring…

“I am not.”

“I am not.”  John 18:17 (New Living Translation) 17 The woman asked Peter, “You’re not one of that man’s disciples, are you?” “I am not.” “I am not the one who was with Him.” Just like that Peter denied Jesus 3 times. As the rooster crow tears began to flow from Peter’s eyes. Peter had…

A tax paying fish.

Matthew 17:22-26 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time 22 When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. 23 They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.” And the disciples were filled with grief. 24 After Jesus…

Hebrews Roots Movement: Arrogance and Ignorance.

Just saw this statement on Facebook by a member of the Hebrews Root Movement in ‎ABSOLUTELY NO HOLDS BARRED BIBLE TALK “Christians, you are a joke. I am still waiting for any Christian to talk about Matthew 5:18,19. I am still waiting for a Christian to tell us when heaven and earth passed away. I…

Did Jesus just abolished ONLY the sacrificial portion of the Law?

People who argue that only the sacrificial part of the Law is dealt away with, don’t realize that the sacrificial part of the Law was the source of forgiveness in the event the moral part of the Law is broken. As such the blood offered was to purchase your forgiveness when you break the moral…

The secret behind Job’s daughters.

I woke up reading a comment on my note, saying how did Job win since he lost all his loved ones? My reply was this: Job 39: 12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen…

Job and Jesus

We live our lives wanting God to answer of all of my questions. Job went through life and his trial without questions answered. In fact when he question God, God asked him more questions. Life is not about questions answered. It is about living despite wrestling with questions. Job triumphed over his test. He never…

About Job

I don’t believe the theme of Job is about suffering. It is about how a chosen man by God triumph over Satan in the midst of everything that was against him. It is most remarkable to me that God had picked Job before Satan as the man that he should consider. I believe God had…

My thoughts on “Apostasy.”

Psalm 22[a] To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] Aijeleth Hashshahar [the hind of the morning dawn]. A Psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime,…

The parable of the talents: a different look

The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had…

Is “feet washing” confession of sins?

Jesus . . . rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to…

A spanner in works.

Mark 2:4-7 Amplified Bible (AMP) 4 And when they could not get him to a place in front of Jesus because of the throng, they dug through the roof above Him; and when they had [a]scooped out an opening, they let down the [[b]thickly padded] quilt or mat upon which the paralyzed man lay. 5…

The “BUT” in the prodigal son’s story.

Luke 15:21-22 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. ’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on…

My thoughts on REGULAR tithing.

Dear friends, I have been avoiding this subject for a long time. I have my reasons. I thank you that many of you have used this blog as a reference point for your teaching as well as resource for research. You would also note that I have only posted one article on tithing so far….